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Downtown Crossing?

Some friends from away will be staying at the Ritz. Looking for a tasty place where we can visit and enjoy the evening. That zone is off my turf....who likes what?

Thanks

Jul 23, 2014
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Dok Bua downhill?

Had dinner there the other night. Food seemed to have lost its depth of flavor. Didn't see the owner who was almost always there in the past. Made me wonder if there had been a change of control or it was just an off night. Anyone been there recently or know anything?

TY

Jul 07, 2014
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Bakery made hotdog rolls?

Thanks to all who have replied. I am participating in a big shindig this weekend and plan to try several of these options before then. Also, since there will be mountains of food I'm going to test the Savenor dog which sounds a bit smaller and better suited to preventing discomfort due to over indulgence.

Will report back.

Jun 03, 2014
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Bakery made hotdog rolls?

Having a party and looking for some great rolls to serve Moody's dogs on next weekend. Checked at Clear Flour, where they do make them once in a while, but no joy. Anybody have a pointer?

TIA

May 31, 2014
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Live fermented pickles, kraut etc

Thanks everybody. I picked up some of the Real Pickle product (3 different types). Pretty strong stuff. Any restaurants serve dishes that incorporate these ingredients?

Jun 12, 2013
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Live fermented pickles, kraut etc

I've been reading Michael Pollan's latest, Cooked, and wonder about local sources for some microbes with a side of vegetables. Anyone have a pointer? I know about Morse's in Maine but was hoping for something closer by.

TIA

Jun 11, 2013
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Best place to buy caviar?

Thanks, everybody. FWIW I looked up Little Pearl but according to Yelp it is closed. So, I went to Bazaar in Brookline. Ossetra was ~$65/oz, a fair price. I haven't sampled yet. They also have a variety of Salmon cavair and a plethora of other great looking goodies.

Happy New Year to all posters!

Dec 28, 2012
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Best place to buy caviar?

Great idea, thanks!

Dec 28, 2012
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Best place to buy caviar?

Any suggestions where to find best selection and value? Boston metro area is best, thanks in advance!

Dec 28, 2012
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Remember Zafferano's in East Boston

Spoke to his wife the other night. He has been on family business and will be back...no worries, at least for public consumption.

Nov 05, 2012
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Remember Zafferano's in East Boston

Anybody know where the chef/owner landed? I'd go there if I knew where....we thought that place was as much like a local place in Italy as anywhere in Boston. No offense, Zamir!

Nov 05, 2012
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Business dinner in Tewksbury-Andover area Sun night

Hounds,

That area is in the middle for 3 of us, coming from disparate places, to meet up. Also, it is way off my turf. Looking for a venue where we can have some decent food while we work. I searched the board but nothing definitive has struck me. No particular cuisine, the atmosphere and easy access from 495 and 93 is more important. What does the board recommend? Thanks to all who reply.

APB

Apr 21, 2012
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Recent Menton experience?

Hi Hounds,

Will be going there tonight with some clients of my wife's. Any suggestions about what to have or what to stay away from? I know Menton is a bit outside the Chowhound ethos but any insight will be appreciated. Would like to make our experience a good one. Thanks in advance.

APB

Mar 26, 2012
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Need some suggestions for Boston dining

There is now a Stone Hearth Pizza in Allston (medium walk from Harv Sq)

http://www.stonehearthpizza.com/ifram...

Mar 16, 2012
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Client dinner in Burlington/Billerica area

Thanks again, everybody. For a variety of reasons, not the least of which being that there is no clearly better alternative, I'm going to take up cherrytomato's recommendation and give L'Andana another try. Ah, the burdens we must bear to advance the corporate weal.

Nov 28, 2011
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Client dinner in Burlington/Billerica area

Thanks everybody. Slim pickings in that area, huh?

Nov 28, 2011
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Client dinner in Burlington/Billerica area

Greetings, hounds. Have a big dinner meeting coming up and wanted the best info. Last time we met it was at L'Andana. I wasn't thrilled. Is there any high quality alternative in the area? Looking for delicious food with wine to match....but, most importantly, atmosphere conducive to a relationship building business meeting. Budget no object, our guest is a non-meat eater. Thanks for your expertise.

APB

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L'Andana
86 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803

Nov 28, 2011
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Where can you buy beef cheeks in the Boston area

I have bought them at Savenor's in Camb but I was surprised not to have been happy with the quality.

Sep 17, 2011
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Umani Brookline

Anybody have recent experience? Looking for something good in that neighborhood. Thanks....

Sep 05, 2011
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Best Greek salad?

pessada, would you please clarify which "they" you were referring to? Might want to give them a try....Thanks!

Jun 26, 2011
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Best Greek salad?

Yup, really looking for the "real thing" just as I ate them in my buddy's mother's home in Athens 35 years ago. He was just visiting me gere and I got the urge! Guess I'll have to do it myself. Thanks to all....unless anyone has a new suggestion.

Jun 26, 2011
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Best Greek salad?

Most of the time a Greek salad is a mish mash of iceberg, day old sliced onions, and limp peppers with a crumble of mediocre feta and an olive or two. Anybody know where one can get the real thing with a slab of creamy feta, some sweet onions, crisp peppers, tomatos, olives, oregano and a drizzle of good oil?

Jun 24, 2011
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Pls help out of towner w/ veg take out in downtown Evanston

Kosher only in my mother's house....could do meat and veg in that case.

Thanks to all who have replied so far!

Jun 10, 2011
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Pls help out of towner w/ veg take out in downtown Evanston

Thanks for your post....between those who keep kosher and those who don't like fish I'm afraid seafood is out. Thus, I'm looking for some really yummy veg or other non-meat dishes.

Jun 10, 2011
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Pls help out of towner w/ veg take out in downtown Evanston

Hi locals!

Will be in town with my siblings at mom's place. We need some delicious non-meat take out, other than Mexican, for a party evening. Budget no big deal, some of the group have pretty well educated palates so I would like to source some high quality, well executed food. Can you help a visitor, please? TIA

Jun 10, 2011
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Bar in Packard Corner area

Thanks, that's a good idea.

Mar 28, 2011
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Bar in Packard Corner area

Greetings hounds....Looking to meet an ex-colleague for a drink this afternoon. Looking for a place with decent snacks that is open at 4pm (he has to get home early!)

Any suggestions?

Mar 28, 2011
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Lunch on Newbury St?

I'm going to meet some friends there tomorrow. What's really tasty and interesting down there, if anything. Unfortunately, L'Espalier and the like is over the budget so that, and its ilk, are out.

TIA

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L'Espalier
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

Dec 28, 2010
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Along Route 1 South in Danvers Peabody Saugus--anything?

I am looking for a decent dinner place after our drive home from Maine. Anything edible on this stretch? Ideally would like some heathy fresh stuff...well cooked anything would help. Thanks in advance.

May 16, 2010
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Has the dust settled at the Reagle Beagle?

I need a brunch spot in Coolidge Corner area. Thumbs up or down for the RB? Any better ideas? Moderate or upscale, not too loud.

TIA

apb

Feb 19, 2010
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